Shadrack Smith was buried at the Lychgate Lane cemetery after a traditional Romany funeral on Friday .
His family brought three plots they picked which faced his home at Aston Firs - a tradition in Romany culture.
But since they purchased the plots the family of a Muslim man, who was already buried on the site, have objected to 89-year-old Mr Smith being buried next to him, despite the cemetery being billed as open to all faiths and denominations.Well, surely the council told them to take the sex & travel option?
Tracey Smith, Shadrack’s daughter-in-law, said: “My mother-in-law chose the plot - she had her heart set on it.
“The grave was already being dug and bricked out when we had a call last Monday at 5.45pm from Julie Perrin at the parish council asking us if we could move plots.
“We said no - we bought the land and it was too late to find another plot.”*gobsmacked*
Can anyone – anyone at all – explain to me the mindset of someone that blithely rings up a grieving family and expects them to comply with this outrageous request?
Nor is Julie Perrin the only cretin at this parish council. Someone else presumably came up with this bizarre ‘resolution’ attempt:
The Smith family said Burbage Parish Council, which runs the cemetery, asked if it could buy one of their empty plots in between the two graves to plant a hedge to separate the plots.I…
Chairman of the parish council, Councillor Richard Flemming, said: “Burbage Parish Council provides an award-winning cemetery for the benefit of the whole community. The cemetery is multi-faith and non-denominational, providing a number of interment and memorial options in a peaceful, serene, picturesque environment.
“Unfortunately the parish council has recently received representation from two families regarding the allocation of adjacent grave plots within Burbage Cemetery.
“The parish council is sympathetic to the feelings of both families concerned and is committed to working with the relatives and the wider community to reach an amicable and acceptable solution.”Well, it’s clear that we know what a winning hand in Victimhood Poker is now, at least if you play against Burbage Parish Council.
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